Exploring the Boundaries of Landscape Architecture

The arena for this coming-together is offered by the operationalisation of the ELC: landscape understanding, spatial planning ... Some archaeologists talk of 'sacred landscapes', 'ideological landscapes', 'landscapes of settlement and ...

Exploring the Boundaries of Landscape Architecture

"What insights can an anthropologist gain from the day-to-day use of parks? How does an economist view the supply and demand of an outdoor space? Why would an architect divide landscape into 'cultural' and 'natural' elements? Experts from around the world give their thoughts on how disciplines outside landscape architecture view the profession. Their insights link together theories from outside the area, giving constructive feedback on the lessons they gain from work in the environment and what they can contribute back to the subject. The book is an important addition to the literature on landscape architecture and provides a valuable companion to landscape theory modules for undergraduate and postgraduate students"--

Sacred Landscapes in Antiquity

10 Transforming landscapes: exploring the creation of a sacred landscape in north-east Cyprus at the beginning of the Late Bronze Age Louise Steel [...] relationships to places may also find expression through the agencies of myth, ...

Sacred Landscapes in Antiquity

From generation to generation, people experience their landscapes differently. Humans depend on their natural environment: it shapes their behavior while it is often felt that deities responsible for both natural benefits and natural calamities (such as droughts, famines, floods and landslides) need to be appeased. We presume that, in many societies, lakes, rivers, rocks, mountains, caves and groves were considered sacred. Individual sites and entire landscapes are often associated with divine actions, mythical heroes and etiological myths. Throughout human history, people have also felt the need to monumentalize their sacred landscape. But this is where the similarities end as different societies had very different understandings, believes and practices. The aim of this new thematic appraisal is to scrutinize carefully our evidence and rethink our methodologies in a multi-disciplinary approach. More than 30 papers investigate diverse sacred landscapes from the Iberian peninsula and Britain in the west to China in the east. They discuss how to interpret the intricate web of ciphers and symbols in the landscape and how people might have experienced it. We see the role of performance, ritual, orality, textuality and memory in people’s sacred landscapes. A diachronic view allows us to study how landscapes were ‘rewritten’, adapted and redefined in the course of time to suit new cultural, political and religious understandings, not to mention the impact of urbanism on people’s understandings. A key question is how was the landscape manipulated, transformed and monumentalized – especially the colossal investments in monumental architecture we see in certain socio-historic contexts or the creation of an alternative humanmade, seemingly ‘non-natural’ landscape, with perfectly astronomically aligned buildings that define a cosmological order? Sacred Landscapes therefore aims to analyze the complex links between landscape, ‘religiosity’ and society, developing a dialectic framework that explores sacred landscapes across the ancient world in a dynamic, holistic, contextual and historical perspective.

Sacred Sites Rituals and Performances

Article 'Biker Revs' on Pilgrimage: Motorbiking Vicars Visiting Sacred Sites Ruth Dowson UK Centre for Events ... For some participants these pilgrimages provide a religious retreat, as together, they explore sacred landscapes and learn ...

Sacred Sites  Rituals  and Performances

The conceptual territory of religious tourism is fluid. While recreation and leisure-based motivation and behaviors are evident in religious tourism, this volume reiterates its rootedness in tenets from religious traditions and pilgrimages. Using fresh perspectives on place-stories, rituals, performances, that are central to pilgrimage and sacred sites, essays in this volume explain contemporary expressions of religious tourism and illustrate the dynamic nature of religious tourism as an ecosystem embedded in religious practices, rituals and performances. The explanations will benefit researchers and practioners alike and they can find numerous examples that show the significance of religious tourism for sustainable development of destinations.

Landscapes of the Sacred

This substantially expanded edition of Belden C. Lane's Landscapes of the Sacred includes a new introductory chapter that offers three new interpretive models for understanding American sacred space.

Landscapes of the Sacred

This substantially expanded edition of Belden C. Lane's Landscapes of the Sacred includes a new introductory chapter that offers three new interpretive models for understanding American sacred space. Lane maintains his approach of interspersing shorter and more personal pieces among full-length essays that explore how Native American, early French and Spanish, Puritan New England, and Catholic Worker traditions has each expressed the connection between spirituality and place. A new section at the end of the book includes three chapters that address methodological issues in the study of spirituality, the symbol-making process of religious experience, and the tension between place and placelessness in Christian spirituality.

Critical Issues in Psychotherapy

In M. L. Randour (Ed.), Exploring sacred landscapes: Religious and spiritual experiences in psychotherapy (pp. 154-171). New York: Columbia University Press. Kehoe, N., & Guntheil, T. (1993). Ministry or therapy: The role of ...

Critical Issues in Psychotherapy

Critical Issues in Psychotherapy examines new and existing models in psychotherapy and presents them in an accessible manner to the practitioner in training through illustrative therapy cases and practitioner commentaries. There are many new models that have emerged in psychotherapy in recent years; however; they have not often been made accessible to front line practitioners.

Guarding Sacred Sites The Nine Ladies Anti Quarry Campaign

past became important and symbolised a lost golden era that could be reconnected to through visiting and exploring sacred sites. The leys, according to Michell (2001: 8), writing many years later, are 'energy streams across the earth .

Guarding Sacred Sites  The Nine Ladies Anti Quarry Campaign

In 2009, environmental activists - from all walks of life - won a nine year battle to prevent quarrying on a sacred landscape, in the Peak District National Park, called Stanton Moor. The diversity of tactics employed - from building a labyrinth of tree houses and tunnels, to letter writing - created an impenetrable defense. Guarding Sacred Sites is the first book study to document the direct action based campaign on Stanton Moor. It weaves personal, first hand accounts of the author, who lived on Stanton Moor at the protest site, together with interviews and contributions from landowners, activists, locals and other users of the moor. The book creates an alternative social history for Stanton Moor.

Sacred Sites and Holy Places

In this volume two important veins of interdisciplinary research into the medieval period in Scandinavia and the Baltic region are merged, namely the Christianization process and landscape studies.

Sacred Sites and Holy Places

In this volume two important veins of interdisciplinary research into the medieval period in Scandinavia and the Baltic region are merged, namely the Christianization process and landscape studies. The volume authors approach the common theme of sacrality in landscape from such various viewpoints as archaeology, philology, history of religion, theology, history, classical studies, and art history. A common theme in all articles is a theoretical approach, complemented by illustrative case studies from the Scandinavian, Baltic, or Classical worlds. Aspects of pagan religion, as well as Christianity and the establishment of the early Church, are considered within both geographical setting and social landscape, while the study of maps, place names, and settlement patterns introduces new methodologies and perspectives to expose and define the sacral landscape of these regions. The contributions are put into perspective by a comparison with research into the sacral landscapes of Central Europe and the Classical world. New interdisciplinary research methods and new models have been developed by the contributors to present new vistas of sacrality in the Scandinavian and the Baltic landscape. To open up these case studies, a selection of over sixty images and maps accompanies this cutting-edge research, allowing the reader to explore sacralization and the Christianization process within its medieval setting.

Psychology Christianity Integration

Exploring sacred landscapes: Religious and spiritual experiences in psychotherapy. New York: Columbia University Press. Richards, P. S., & Davison, M. L. (1989). The effects of the- istic and atheistic counselor values on client trust: ...

Psychology   Christianity Integration


Sacred Sites and Sacred Stories Across Cultures

A brief consideration of the vulnerability, mobility, defence and manipulability of sacred sites led to an exploration of, first, the physical body and then the religious body or community as sacred sites, the latter being typified as ...

Sacred Sites and Sacred Stories Across Cultures

This book offers global perspectives from Mediterranean, Asian, Australian, and American cultures on sacred sites and their related stories in regional history. Contemporary society witnesses many travelers visiting sacred sites (temples, mountains, castles, churches, houses) throughout the world. These visits often involve discovery of new historical facts through the origin stories of the associated tribe, region, or nation. The transmission of oral tradition and myth carries on the significant meaning of those religious sites. This volume unveils multi-angle perspectives of symbolic and mystical places. The contributors describe the religio-political experiences of each regional case, and analyze the religiosity of local people as a lens through which readers can re-examine the concept of iconography, syncretism, and materialism. In addition, contributors interpret the growth of new religions as the alternative perspectives of anti-traditional religions. This new approach offers significant insight into comprehending the practical agony and sorrow of regional people in the context of contemporary history.

Handbook of Religion and Mental Health

In M. L. Randour (Ed.), Exploring sacred landscapes (pp. 55–80). New York; Columbia University Press. Koenig, H. G. (1995). Research on religion and aging. Westport, CT: Greenwood. Koenig, H. G. (1997). Is religion good for your health: ...

Handbook of Religion and Mental Health

The Handbook of Religion and Mental Health is a useful resource for mental health professionals, religious professionals, and counselors. The book describes how religious beliefs and practices relate to mental health and influence mental health care. It presents research on the association between religion and personality, coping behavior, anxiety, depression, psychoses, and successes in psychotherapy and includes discussions on specific religions and their perspectives on mental health. Provides a useful resource for religious and mental health professionals Describes the connections between spirituality, religion, and physical and mental health Discusses specific religions and their perspectives on mental health Presents research on the association between religion and personality, coping behavior, anxiety, depression, psychoses, and successes in psychotherapy

Pagan Portals Sacred Landscape

Caves and Mountains: A Multi-Path Exploration of the World Around Us Melusine Draco. Pagan Portals Sacred Landscape: Caves & Mountains A multi-Path exploration of the world around us Pagan Portals Sacred Landscape: Caves & Mountains A ...

Pagan Portals   Sacred Landscape

Mountains form the most spectacular creations on the planet and cover such a large amount of Earth’s landmass that they can be seen clearly from outer space. Mountains are also a reminder that humans count for nothing in the greater scheme of things. They were formed by tectonic plate upheavals of such magnitude that the fossilised remains of prehistoric sea-creatures can be found on mountains tops; in fact, many Himalayan rocks were originally sediments on the primordial Tethys Ocean floor. In this first of the Sacred Landscape series Melusine Draco looks at ways of connecting with the genii locorum that inhabit the caves and mountains of our world. A companion volume to Sacred Landscape: Groves and Forests and Sacred Landscape: Lakes and Rivers.

Sacred Species and Sites

It is hoped that this book will not only serve as a significant 'brick' in filling that gap, but that it will also serve to inspire a broad research agenda exploring sacred species and sites, and their potential for improved ...

Sacred Species and Sites

It is being increasingly recognised that cultural and biological diversity are deeply linked and that conservation programmes should take into account the ethical, cultural and spiritual values of nature. With contributions from a range of scholars, practitioners and spiritual leaders from around the world, this book provides new insights into biocultural diversity conservation. It explores sacred landscapes, sites, plants and animals from around the world to demonstrate the links between nature conservation and spiritual beliefs and traditions. Key conceptual topics are connected to case studies, as well as modern and ancient spiritual insights, guiding the reader through the various issues from fundamental theory and beliefs to practical applications. It looks forward to the biocultural agenda, providing guidelines for future research and practice and offering suggestions for improved integration of these values into policy, planning and management.

Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality

In this regard, the lifetime of Buddhist teachings in the midst of sacred landscapes depend upon the karmic dispositions ... Discovering and endowing landscape with spirituality and enabling others to be availed with the spirituality of ...

Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality

Exploring Spirituality and Sexuality: An Introduction to an Interdisciplinary Field is a collection of scholarly essays which focuses on the multiple interrelations of spirituality and sexuality, including such facets as intimate relationships, inner cultivation, gender empowerment, gender empowerment, sex education, eroticism, and ecstasy embodiments.

Material Culture and Sacred Landscape

In chapter 4 I pick up the threads from this global and regional model as they are spun out at a local scale, in order to explore processes of continuity and change within one Khanty river basin community.

Material Culture and Sacred Landscape

Study of the Khanty pastoralists of Siberia and their use of sacred landscapes.

Landscape as Sacred Space

At the heart ofthis project lies an invitation to a journey with God through the sacred landscapes of our lives to places ... to explore their relationship with God in new ways, and grant permission for struggles with God and ourselves.

Landscape as Sacred Space

Steven Lewis's Landscape as Sacred Space: Metaphors for the Spiritual Journey invites new discussions about our spiritual journeys and allows seekers to rethink approaches to Christian spirituality and theology in light of postmodernity. Landscape metaphors provide a common and accessible language to articulate one's spiritual journey. Spiritual mountains, deserts, and valleys are dominant landscapes on our journey through life. Most people have experienced the joy of a mountaintop spiritual experience, the pain of spiritual deserts, or perhaps the dreariness too often associated with spiritual valleys. There is a tendency, however, to highlight spiritual mountaintops, while avoiding spiritual deserts and ignoring spiritual valleys. This leaves many Christians ill-equipped either to deal with crises or to integrate God into ordinary life. Each landscape offers rich lessons that, when combined together, lead us toward a maturing faith and into a deeper relationship with God. 'Landscape as Sacred Space' is intended to aid those who search for more meaningful ways to articulate their faith journey. The book grants permission to struggle with life's landscapes, provides safe spaces to reflect on the journey, and introduces language that enables exploration and discovery.

Reading from the Underside of Selfhood

Bern: Lang, 1988. Rizzuto, Ana-Maria. “Exploring Sacred Landscapes.” In Exploring Sacred Landscapes: Religious and Spiritual Experiences in Psychotherapy, edited by Mary Lou Randour, 16–33. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.

Reading from the Underside of Selfhood

Dietrich Bonhoeffer's example of self-sacrificing discipleship has for over fifty years inspired Christians around the world in both their resistance to evil and their devotion to Jesus Christ. Yet for some readers--particularly those who suffer trauma, abuse, and other forms of violence--Bonhoeffer's insistence on self-sacrifice, on becoming a "person for others," may prove more harmful than liberating. For those already socialized into self-abnegation, uncritical applications of Bonhoeffer's teachings may reinforce submission, rather than resistance, to evil. This study explores Bonhoeffer's understandings of selfhood and spiritual formation, both in his own experience and writings and in light of the role of gender in psycho-spiritual development. The central constructive chapter creates a mediated conversation between Bonhoeffer and these feminist psychologists on the spiritual formation of survivors of trauma and abuse, including not only dimensions of his thinking to be critiqued from this perspective but also important resources he contributes toward a truly liberating Christian spirituality for those on the underside of selfhood. The book concludes with suggestions regarding the broader relevance of this study and implications for ministry. The insights for spiritual formation developed here provide powerful proof of Bonhoeffer's continuing and concretely contextualized relevance for readers across the full spectrum of human selfhood.

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Second Edition

Exploring sacred landscapes. In M. L. Randour (Ed.), Exploring sacred landscapes: Religious and spiritual experiences in psychotherapy (pp. 16–33). New York: Columbia University Press. Rizzuto, A.-M. (1998). Why did Freud reject God?:

Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality  Second Edition

Paloutzian (experimental and social psychology, Westmont College) and Park (psychology, U. of Connecticut) provide a 33-chapter handbook on the psychology of religion and spirituality, for social and clinical psychologists, pastoral counselors, and students and researchers in psychology and religious studies. Psychologists and a few religious studies specialists from the US and some countries in Europe address the foundations, including definitions, core issues, measurement assessment, research methods, psychodynamic psychology and religion, and evolutionary psychology as a foundation for the psychology of religion; religious and spiritual development across the lifespan; and the neural and cognitive bases of religion and connections to emotion, personality, culture, and social behavior. They discuss religious practices and rituals, conversion experiences, prayer, spiritual struggles, fundamentalism, forgiveness, values, and morality, and implications for individual and collective well-being in terms of health, mental health, coping, psychotherapy, workplace spirituality research, terrorism, and other areas. New topics in this edition include cross-cultural issues, spiritual goals, emotional values, and mindfulness. Most chapters have been redesigned or rewritten, with 25 new and eight revised chapters. The main themes of the book are more integrated, and the introductory and concluding chapters argue that the application of religious meaning systems and the multilevel interdisciplinary paradigm can allow reconceptualization of the field and expand research. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Sacred Landscapes in Anatolia and Neighboring Regions

This volume comprises twelve essays on the ritual landscape of Anatolia, together aiming to explore the phenomenon of sacred landscape comparatively over a wide timespan.

Sacred Landscapes in Anatolia and Neighboring Regions

The ritual dimension of land use in both prehistoric and historic societies is a flourishing research issue examined by a growing number of archaeologists, historians, philologists, and anthropologists today. Anatolia, because of the time depth of its human settlement and its geographical as well as cultural diversity, offers a great potential for such studies. The chronological span of these papers stretches from the enigmatic world of Chalcolithic cave paintings at Latmos to the contemporary yet no less mesmerizing reality of sacred spaces in the Yezidi religion. Space in terms of its geographical aspect is equally well covered, reaching from the western and southwestern shores of Asia Minor to the Anatolian highlands, Cappadocia, and the Black Sea littoral, finally touching and crossing the easternmost borders of modern Turkey. Contents: 1) The Sacred Landscapes of Matar: Continuity and change from the Iron Age through the Roman period (Lynn E. Roller); 2) Sacred Space in Iron Age Phrygia (Susanne Berndt-Ersoz); 3) The Meaning of Shape: Pottery Innovations and Traditions in the Sanctuary at Bronze Age Miletus (Ivonne Kaiser) 4) Epigraphy versus Archaeology: Conflicting Evidence for Cult Continuity in Ionia during the Fifth Century BC (Anja Slawisch); 5) Vision and the Ordered Invisible: Geometry, Space, and Architecture in the Hellenistic Sanctuary of Athena Nikephoros in Pergamon (John R. Senseney); 6) Cult and Landscape at Pergamon (Soi Agelidis); 7) The Gods of the Latmos: Cults and Rituals at the Holy Mountain from Prehistoric to Byzantine Times (Anneliese Peschlow-Bindokat); 8) From Elyanas to Leto: The Physical Evolution of the Sanctuary of Leto at Xanthos (Jacques des Courtils); 9) Sacred Landscapes and the Colonization of the Sinop Promontory (Owen Doonan); 10) Sacred Boundaries and Protective Borders: Outlying Chapels of Middle Byzantine Settlements in Cappadocia (Veronica Kalas); 11. The Church of Mren and the Architecture of Intersection (Christina Maranci); 12) Sacred Spaces in the Yezidi Religion (Birgul Acikyildiz).

Rationality Humility and Spirituality in Christian Life

Sociological Theory. 10th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2018. Rizzuto, Ana-Maria. “Exploring Sacred Landscapes.” In Exploring Sacred Landscapes: Religious and Spiritual Experiences in Psychotherapy, edited by Mary Lou Randour, 16–33.

Rationality  Humility  and Spirituality in Christian Life

As Euro-American culture turns resolutely away from religiosity toward spirituality and becomes increasingly post-Christian, the ordinary, everyday practice of Christian life is ever more questioned and in need of scrutiny. In this interdisciplinary analysis, Christians are first called to comprehend the excessive rationality that modernity has built into both the cognitive and organizational structure of contemporary Christian life. They are then summoned to personify an authentic attitude of humility, and in particular, the virtue of intellectual humility that is most challenged and tested by religious convictions. Going forward, Christians are subsequently invited to live their faith more as an internally differentiated and open spirituality, rather than an externally determined and regulated religiosity. When we exhaust our rationality and are confronted with its limitations, we are humbled by our finitude and animated by our spirituality.

Religion and Environmentalism Exploring the Issues

This book, a systematic study of Shinto and environmentalism, explains how Shinto has contributed to global environmentalism and engaged international organizations that protect sacred sites. The author's ethnographic research in Japan ...

Religion and Environmentalism  Exploring the Issues

A foundational resource for readers investigating religiously motivated environmentalism, this book provides both a global overview of the subject and a detailed discussion of key figures, concepts, organizations, events, and documents. Beginning in the late 1960s, a growing number of activists, scholars, and scientists asserted that traditional religions had been major contributors to the environmental crisis. In response, theologians, religious organizations, and religiously motivated activists became increasingly involved in environmental issues. At the same time, emerging nature-based belief systems emphasized values and lifestyles based in environmentalism. More recently, religiously motivated environmentalism has become a powerful force in shaping environmental policy and human action globally and has joined with secular environmentalism to address related issues. This book explores the background and current state of religious environmentalism. The book begins with an overview essay examining the history and context of religious environmentalism and its significance today. A chronology then profiles the most important events related to religious environmentalism. A section of more than 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries follows, with each entry providing objective information about people, places, events, movements, works, and other topics. The entries include cross-references and suggestions for further reading, and the book closes with a selected, annotated bibliography of major works. An introductory essay overviews the origins and present-day significance of religious environmental activism A chronology features important events related to religion and the environment More than 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries provide objective, essential information about people, works, theories, movements, events, and other topics related to religious environmentalism Entries cite works for further reading and an annotated bibliography directs users to additional resources